Method and apparatus for producing large-caliber ammunition
Method of assembling a pyrotechnically initiated projectile
Method for assembling a hollow-charge projectile Patent #: 5251530
ApplicationNo. 922373 filed on 07/31/1992
US Classes:86/20.14, Placing bursting charge in projectile86/20.15, Placing, tamping, or priming charge in blast hole102/518, Hardened core within a chamber102/519With separate hardened nose
ExaminersPrimary: Nelson, Peter A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassF42B 003/00
Foreign Application Priority Data1991-08-01 NO
AbstractA multipurpose projectile and a method of making it, said projectile comprising a shell (2) which contains a penetrator (1) and at least one incendiary charge (5) surrounding a portion of the penetrator in front of a well (3) in the bottom of the shell, in which the penetrator has been inserted. The incendiary charge (5) is pressed in approximately over its entire cross section by means of a plunger (14) having an annular pressing surface, and the cavity (12) in which the incendiary charge is situated is cylindrical and has a constant diameter along its entire length, whereby the pressing surface of the plunger substantially covers the entire cavity cross section between the penetrator (1) and the shell (2). The plunger is inserted through the front end of the shell, which is open prior to mounting a nose portion on the shell.